SOCORRO ISLAND and the REVILLAGIGEDO ARCHIPELAGO

Socorro 2023

The Revillagigedo Archipelago is a unique group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific approximately 285 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, accessible only by boat.

The Socorro Aggressor will explore the rich waters surrounding the islands of Socorro, Roca Partida and San Benedicto.

From January through March these islands are home to a migratory population of humpback whales that come to breed and have calves. Whale sharks are seen mainly in April/May and November/December.

Divers may observe many different behaviors of Bottlenose dolphin, wahoo, tuna, marlin, mantas at cleaning stations, and smaller creatures like eels, nudibranchs and octopuses.

There are up to ten species of sharks, including whale sharks, white tip, scalloped hammerhead, Galapagos, silky, silver tip, tiger and oceanic white tip.

Resident populations of California sea lions can provide some friendly curious interactions.

Socorro Itinerary:
Day 1 – Pick up from hotel in Cabo San Lucas, transfer to the yacht and begin the 24-27-hour journey to the islands.
Day 2 – Arrive to Socorro around 10 am-noon, 2-3 dives
Days 3 – 6 – Up to 4 dives at various locations. (Park regulations may limit operations to three dives per day when the park is at full capacity.)
Day 7 – Up to 4 dives, then yacht departs and begins return trip.
Day 8 – Arrival at Cabo San Lucas approximately 8 pm
Day 9 – 8 am – after breakfast the shuttle will transfer all guests to the San Jose del Cabo Airport.

  • Up to 23 dives on 8-night charters (night dives are not allowed)
  • Average water temperature: 73°-76°F
  • 5-7mm wetsuit is recommended year round
  • All dives are from 3 dive tenders

Socorro trip map

The Socorro Aggressor is very spacious with a wide beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability.

She is diesel powered, cruises at 10 knots and has 220-volt power.

Yacht Specifications

  • Length: 135 ft.
  • Beam: 27 ft.
  • Staterooms: 13
  • Passengers: 26

All meals are included. The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of local Mexican cuisine. Special dietary restrictions can often be accomodated with sufficient advance notice.

You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches feature hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. 

The yacht has a beautiful spacious salon that is air-conditioned and well equipped with an LCD TV, and satellite telephone. The Socorro Aggressor also has a large sun deck with shading, chaise lounges and deck chairs, and bar.

There is a variety of nightly entertainment, including diving, fish identification presentations, movies, games and more. If you have a favorite movie or digital presentation to share, we encourage you to bring it along.

Comfortable accommodations for 26 guests include 13 spacious staterooms each independently air-conditioned, a private head and shower, porthole view window, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls. Each stateroom has a 32-inch flat screen TV offering a selection of movies, TV shows and documentaries. Guests will also be able to plug their computers into the TV screen to edit underwater pictures and video.

Also required:

  • Mexican visa $25
  • Overnight April 5, 2023 before charter in Cabo San Lucas
  • $510 National Park Fee and Dock Fee
  • $200 per person fuel surcharge
  • Crew gratuities

Call us at (248)549-0303 or email us at dive@recdiving.com to join us on this adventure.